Daniel McLaughlin is counsel in the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group. Daniel works out of the firm’s Paris office, where he represents large multinational clients on a range of issues, including the design and implementation of anti-corruption compliance programs, conducting third-party due diligence reviews, and assessing risks under the FCPA and the UK Bribery act.
Daniel has represented clients under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office, and other regulators. He has overseen large internal investigations and counseled European clients on responding to allegations of improper behavior and interfacing with international regulators and agencies in Australia, France, Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom, among others.
Daniel has particular experience in the Middle East, having previously lived in Sana’a, Yemen and Cairo, Egypt. He regularly travels to the region and advises clients with respects to matters there. He is the author of the Bradt travel guide to Yemen.
Daniel is also a committed pro bono advocate. Over the years, he has helped numerous clients in the fields of employment discrimination, immigration and asylum, and social security disability benefits.
Recognized in Washington DC Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2015 – 2016
2011 – 2014 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Yemen: The Bradt Travel Guide (available in English, Italian and Czech) Guilford, CT: The Globe Pequot Press Inc., 2008
McLaughlin, D., and D. Solomon, "Lessons Learned From the Northrop Grumman Case: The US State Department's Posture Toward Disclosures and Cooperation," International Government Contractor 5 (May 2008): para. 36
"Overcoming Anti-Corruption Compliance Challenges in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry: Defining and Executing Systematic, Risk-Based Third-Party Due Diligence," workshop, C5 Fourth Annual Anti-Corruption Conference, Paris, Oct. 21, 2011
"Yemen: Security Issues," US Air Force Special Operations School, Eglin Air Force Base, FL, March/May 2009
"Folklore Tradition in Yemen," keynote address, Mid-Atlantic Research Conference, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV, March 2008
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Supreme Court of Virginia
Current representation of world-leading aerospace and defense company in connection with anti-corruption reviews and related investigations
Current representation of multinational "supermajor" oil and gas company in connection with a worldwide risk assessment and compliance audit, in coordination with a compliance monitor
Current representation of a CAC 40 French multinational engineering and construction company in a global review
Representation of a European oil and gas contractor
Representation of a New York Stock Exchange-traded company in connection with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related anti-corruption issues, related to business or activities in the Middle East
Consultant to the Ministry of Justice of Bahrain concerning the enactment of proposed legislation
Representation of an NYSE-traded company in connection with a broad variety of export compliance matters involving the US Commerce and State Departments